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lymesc?
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I never really had this problem until i got sick and now I hate to drive at night .

Every time a car comes towards me the headlights blind me ! Even low beams .

Am I the only one this happens to? or am i just weird ? LOL

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No, you are not weird unless I am just weird along with you. I started noticing a problem driving at night a couple years ago. So, got my eyes checked and got glasses.

Now, it doesnt matter glasses or not. I dont even drive at night unless I HAVE too because the lights are so blinding and I see tracers off them and everything for that matter. When it rains, I wont go out at all!! Someone would have to be dying in order to get me behind the wheel at night in the rain.

The joys of this disease!

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Ok good I thought I was going crazy!! The lights blind me .

Even the road signs have a weird glow around them when the headlights hit it !

I'm with you , i wont drive at night unless it has to be done !

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Same here. I have night blindness. I also see halos around the lights; but eye doc says eyes are fine. This all started when I became ill.
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I just had my eye exam and they said that my eyes look good gave me my contacts and sent me on my way .

As if the night driving wasnt bad enough forget putting me in the car during the day without sunglasses !! Or out side at all for that matter!

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Yes, between the lights, and feeling dizzy in the darkness, I dont drive at night anymore.

I am sorry this has happened to you.

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I have that problem to if i get somewhere dark i feel like im just going to fall over .

Even when I close my eyes to wash my hair in the shower I have to hold on to the shower door so i dont just topple out of the shower .

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YES!!!! I have this too. I find the headlights that are bluish are worse than the normal ones.

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Yes i hate those headlights they should be outlawed!
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Hmmmmm. I've had night blindness for years and years.

Longer than I think I've had Lyme.

Vision is normal with contacts.

I have a hard time judging the lane too due to the lights

From the on coming cars.

I don't drive much at night though.

Hugs,

Geneal

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Thanks atleast now I know that I'm not the only one .
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I too have a problem with driving at night in the rain.

Light sensitivity is a symptom of low magnesium.
The Lyme bacteria use up our magnesium.

Carol

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As Carol says, magnesium can be the main key.

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When I could still drive, I had this problem (but had no idea about lyme or low magnesium.) My eye doctor suggested that I tint my glasses a light blue. That helped a bit. I have a friend who uses yellow glasses to drive.


My reading glasses are tinted light blue, too. That helps the words on the page not dance around quite so much. Most of the eyeglass dispensing places can tint glasses for you.


There is a special lens that helps those with dyslexia - it may also help with lights - and with a variety of color choices, depending on individual choice:


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http://irlen.com/


IRLEN LENSES


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http://tinyurl.com/dc9u8c (Through Amazon)

The Eye Care Revolution: Prevent and Reverse Common Vision Problems - by Robert Abel, Jr. M.D.

You can read customer reviews and look inside the book.

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http://www.vrp.com/ArticlesCategory.aspx?k=Vision_Sight

32 articles on Vision and Sight

One of those:

http://www.vrp.com/articles.aspx?ProdID=art1068&zTYPE=2

Vision: Natural Ways to Maintain Eye Health - By Jim English

Excerpt:

. . .

A number of nutrients have been extensively studied for their ability to treat a wide variety of vision-related conditions by preventing the damage caused by free radical activity and by enhancing the delivery of blood and oxygen to the retina to help repair tissues

. . . .


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I've always had problems with driving at night, although the eye doctor says I'm fine.

And yeah, at night in the rain I start having panic attacks because I can't see the lines on the road.

People get really p'o'd at me because I drive so slow.

Really not looking forward to having to drive 60 miles to class in the fall.

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This is normal for healthy people.
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me too! 30-36 yrs. plus!

i wear my prescription sunglasses at night and that helps.

even better are the NOIR, no infrared sunglasses, that let the most light in at night; pale SOFT GLOWING CANDLES look coming at you.

i don't drive any more than possible. look ONLY AT EDGE LINE PAINTED on the road; really takes a lot to focus that long, but helps.

drive on 4-lane as much as possible.


here's info from my newbie links on NOIR sunglasses:

SENSITIVITIES: EYES--LIGHTS, NOISE/SOUNDS, AND CHEMICAL SMELLS !!

Betty's ROLL CALL of MEMBERS WITH EXTREME SENSITIVITIVITIES TO LIGHTS, SOUNDS/NOISE, AND CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=046537#000000


EYE SENSITIVIES & NOIR, no infrared sunglasses info., 2-28-06 updated YES, I have what you have! Are you on doxy too? That made my extreme eyes 200% MORE sensitive than they we were earlier. I learned a lot about eye sensitivity/lighting on www.marshallprotocol.com board.
http://www.marshallprotocol.com/forum2/4.html detailed!


I ordered the NOIR sunglasses.
http://www.noir-medical.com/noir_amber.htm

You will need 2% amber and 10% amber ... Style no. 901 and 910.
1-800-521-9746 TOLL- FREE, ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!

mention you have lyme and marshall protocol, they will give you 10% off! I'm NOT on MProtocol, but mention it anyway. I was on their new board almost 12 months!

Also they have been kind enough to replace the SCRATCHED LENSES & BROKEN BOWS! How's that for service? I'VE NOT had to return broken/scratched lenses!!

In fact, I have a terrible time where they drop to the floor, and 1 of bows will break off the connecting PLASTIC piece connecting to the lense itself. They just take the info over the phone from YOUR STATE'S REP!

I don't drive often at night, but I can wear NOIR's 901 lenses at night while driving; it creates soft candle lights coming at me...tolerable. NOT to wear in town with all the action of people crossing where they shouldn't be.

Driving daylight hours, be sure to wear DRIVING GLOVES and a LONG SLEEVE SHIRT/JACKET so you will NOT SUNBURN ! I got burnt bad on my 1st out of state trip to new LLMD in Minn.

I wear my darkest tinted RX sunglasses always with my NOIR wraparounds over them, and my floppy straw hat too; shields my face/side views

NOTE: Wearing sunglasses that BLOCK ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT, help to prevent CATARACTS.


DRUGS ASSOCIATED WITH LIGHT SENSITIVITY by Minoucat
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=048201

Eye Floaters and Spots 9-07
www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/spotsfloats.htm
http://www.eye-floaters.com/floaters-entopticphenomenon.php

There is also something that is called "Scheerer's phenomenon" or "blue field entoptic phenomenon".
This is basically the ability to see white blood cells traveling through in the squiggly capillaries of your retinas... especially when looking at a blue light. (like the sky)
When a leukocyte travels through.. it makes a wiggling motion. The link below is v\ery interesting and even has an impression of this phenomenon. "Scheerer's phenomenon"


http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/77825

How lyme impacts the eyes - legit sources

Marnie
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posted 22-02-2009 11:02 PM


Ocular manifestations of Lyme disease may involve any portion of the eye and vary depending on the stage of the disease.

In stage 1 Lyme disease, the ocular manifestations are conjunctivitis and photophobia.

These symptoms are mild and transient, and ophthalmologists usually are not consulted.

During stage 2 Lyme disease, significant ophthalmic complications first appear.

The most common are various neuro-ophthalmologic signs. Typically, the patient may first present with cranial nerve VII palsy (Bell palsy).

Some patients may present with the triad of Lyme neuroborreliosis consisting of cranial nerve palsy, meningitis, and radiculopathy.

Blurred vision also can be noted during this stage, secondary to papilledema, optic atrophy, optic or retrobulbar neuritis, or pseudotumor cerebri.

Optic nerve disease may be unilateral or bilateral and solitary or associated with other neurologic or neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations.

Some evidence exists that children are more predisposed to optic nerve disease than adults.

In late stage 2 or stage 3 Lyme disease, most of the severe ocular manifestations of the disease are seen.

These include

episcleritis, symblepharon, keratitis, iritis, posterior or intermediate uveitis, pars planitis, vitreitis, chorioretinitis, exudative retinal detachment, retinal pigment epithelial detachment, cystoid macular edema, branch artery occlusion, retinal vasculitis, orbital myositis, and cranial nerve palsies.


Of this group, keratitis, vitreitis, and pars planitis are the most common.


The keratitis usually is a bilateral, patchy, nummular stromal keratitis.

Posterior segment inflammatory disease generally presents as a bilateral pars planitis associated with granulomatous iritis and vitreitis. Many of these patients also have granulomatous keratic precipitates and posterior synechiae.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1202521-overview

"In a retrospective study 56 consecutive patients with uveitis of unknown origin and 56 consecutive patients suffering from uveitis of established aetiology were investigated.

The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of positive serological tests for Lyme borreliosis among patients with uveitis and to relate laboratory data to clinical findings.

The antibody titre for Borrelia burgdorferi was determined by two assays: the indirect immunofluorescence assay and the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay.

A positive result according to one or both assays was found for eight patients with uveitis of unknown aetiology (14%) and three patients with uveitis of established cause (5%).

On clinical examination, none of the patients fulfilled the CDC criteria for diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis."

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=504579

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